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Benn vows to become first man to STOP Eubank Jr in catchweight ‘legacy’ fight

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CONOR BENN has risked sounding “delusional” by vowing to become the first man to STOP Chris Eubank Jr.

The pair are set for a sensational catchweight fight for the ages on October 8, almost 30 years after their dads’ famous rematch.

Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn meet in a catchweight bout

The bout is believed to be set at 157lb, meaning Benn will have to jump up 10lb from his usual 147lb weight class.

Whereas Eubank Jr is a career middleweight at 160lb, who has even campaigned as high as 168lb.

And his two defeats – against Billy Joe Saunders and George Groves – came on the scorecards after 12 rounds.

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But powerhouse Benn – who has 14 knockouts in his 21 wins – believes he can become the only man to halt Eubank Jr.

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He told Matchroom Boxing: “Call me delusional, call me confident, call me what you want. I believe I can be the first man to stop Chris.”

Benn, 25, has continued to climb the welterweight rankings to build on a first world title shot.

Eubank Jr, 32, on the other hand has grown increasingly frustrated at his lack of championship opportunities.

So he turned his attention Benn, following their fathers’ iconic fights in the 1990s.

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Eubank won the first epic battle against arch nemesis Nigel, before they drew three years later 1993.

A trilogy failed to materialise, leaving their prizefighter sons to renew the rivalry over three decades later.

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Eubank Jr said: “It’s a fight that’s going to spark the imagination of the British public, that’s what I’m happy about.

“In terms of anticipation, legacy and hype it’s the biggest fight of my career.”

Benn added: “This fight is for the legacy and was an opportunity I felt I couldn’t pass up.”

Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank drew in their 1993 rematch



Source: The Sun

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